Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies receive a makeover just in time for Christmas! These Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies include crushed candy canes and a sweet topping.

Chocolate chip cookies receive a makeover just in time for Christmas! These Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies include crushed candy canes and a sweet topping.

Do you have a go to cookie recipe you make every year?


For my mom, it’s Sea Foam Cookies. For my cousin, it’s Fruit Cake Cookies. For me, it’s Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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Peppermint French Hot Chocolate

Peppermint French Hot Chocolate - rich & decadent & perfect for cold weather! | Get the recipe on MyCookingSpot.com!

Everything’s better in Paris.

At least, that’s what they say. While I cannot personally attest to this global attitude (yet!), I have to admit that the French just know how to do things right. Croissants, cheese, wine, escargot (surprisingly delicious!), and chocolate.


Good grief. I’ll never buy powdered hot cocoa again after trying this Peppermint French Hot Chocolate. If this is any indication of how much better things taste in France, I’m booking a ticket ASAP. [Read more…]

Vanilla Mint Coffee Creamer

An easy four-ingredient, chemical free, homemade vanilla peppermint coffee creamer recipe that costs only pennies to make!

VanillaMint Coffee Creamer

In what seems like a blink, the weather has gone from brown and autumn-y to cold and white and generally blah for most of the northern hemisphere. This Arctic Chill whatever the weatherman keeps talking about is for the birds. Why does it have to be so cold?!


Aw, who am I kidding, I live in Florida. It’s barely touched us. But I truly do feel for all of you northern folks and I sincerely hope the cold is tolerable, and isn’t messing with your holiday season. The best way, in my mind, to deal with cold weather is to drink lots of hot beverages; hot cocoa, hot toddies, coffee. If the snow is keeping you indoors and away from Starbucks at any point this coming winter, but you’ve got to get your peppermint coffee fix, all you need is four relatively common ingredients to make this homemade VanillaMint Coffee Creamer recipe!  [Read more…]